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Annibale Carracci and Herrera Chapel

Exhibition October 24, 2020 − January 24, 2021
National Museum of Art of Catalonia Presents the Exhibition "Annibale Carracci and Herrera Chapel".

At the beginning of the 17th century, the Bologna artist Annibale Carracci committed himself to painting a fresco in the chapel founded by Diego de Herrera, in the church of San Giacomo degli Spagnoli in Rome. The artist conceived all the work devoted to the Franciscan Saint Didak of Alcal, and began to design all the preparatory panels. Due to illness, starting in 1605, the project had to be delegated to Francesco Albani.

In the 1830s, the frescoes were removed and transferred to the canvas, and soon after that they were sent to Spain.